The U.N. began with such high hopes. What happened?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2140545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of the United Nations charter[/caption] Franklin Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers more…

The occult roots of modernism

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORKER) -- In the Paris of the early eighteen-nineties, at the height of the Decadence, the man of the moment was the novelist, art critic, and would-be more…

Can human mortality really be hacked?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE) -- It’s just after 10:30 a.m. on a pleasant weekday morning at SENS, a biotech lab in Mountain View, California. I’ve come to speak to its more…